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Is captopril safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is captopril safe for  women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Ace inhibitors are not advised for use in treatment of hypertension during pregnancy due to their association with significant birth defects. Alternative medications that are safe in pregnancy should be used for treatment of preexisting hypertension during pregnancy. All treatment plans should be individualized between a woman, her ob/gyn, and possibly cardiologist and/or perinatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can capoten (captopril) be administered sublingual?

Can capoten (captopril) be administered sublingual?

Don't: In general, unless your doc specifically prescribed it that way, avoid sublingual administration of oral medicines. This route can bypass the pill's time-release formulation, releasing too much medicine all at once, or can result in higher/faster absorption than the pill-in-stomach route as carefully tested by the drug company. ...Read more

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Why can't you take antiacids when you are taking captopril?

Why can't you take antiacids when you are taking captopril?

See Below: Antacids may decrease Captopril levels therefore decreasing its effectiveness.Captopril should be given 1 hour before or 4 hours after an antacid to avoid these issues. ...Read more

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Can capoten (captopril) be given sub-lingual?

Can capoten (captopril) be given sub-lingual?

No: This oral medication should be ingested in the dosage your physcian prescribed for you high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Why does the medication capoten (captopril) cause cough in patients?

Why does the medication capoten (captopril) cause cough in patients?

Increase bradykinin?: When Capoten (captopril) (one of the ace-angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor) drugs causes a persistent dry cough it is best to stop and use another antihypertensive medication such as an angiotensin ii receptor antagonists (arb such as losartan). Capoten (captopril)/ace inhibitors increase bradykinin levels by reducing the breakdown of the bradykinin. Best to switch to another medication in presence of cough. ...Read more

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Why does the medication capoten (captopril) cause a dry, hacking cough?

Why does the medication capoten (captopril) cause a dry, hacking cough?

ACE cough: Capoten (captopril) is one of a class of blood pressure medicines called ace inhibitors, which can sometimes cause a dry, persistent cough as a side effect. If you are having trouble with this, talk to your doctor about changing to a different medication. ...Read more

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How can capoten (captopril) be given in children?

How can capoten (captopril) be given in children?

Depends: This is a specific medication primarily used for significant hypertension. It is available in liquid suspension and pill form. Its use is generally limited to well studied patients under supervision by specialists in the fields of neonatology, nephrology or cardiology but may extend to generalists after patient status is stable. ...Read more

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Does studies exist that will support the use of captopril as sublingual in BP lowering?

Don't think so : Captopril is an old ace inhibitor, it is short acting thus should be taken every 8hrs. Personally, i don't see a reason for a sl ace inhibitor and actually don't use Captopril much. Rather, long acting Lisinopril or ramipril once a day for ease of use and better compliance. ...Read more

Dr. L Hartley
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Captopril (Definition)

It is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor which lowers blood pressure, unloads the heart and can protect ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Capoten (Definition)

Capoten is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood ...Read more